Author Archives: Alexis Webb

  • Uganda Poised to Pass Anti-Gay Legislation

    Ugandan parliamentary speaker Rebecca Kadaga has promised to deliver a very controversial gift to the Ugandan nation by Christmas: new, harsh laws which would punish those practicing homosexuality with prison sentences. The bill would ban the nation’s residents from engaging in a ...

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  • Obama Re-Election Triggers Campus Unrest in Va., Miss.

    Election-night unrest aimed at Black students flared on two college campuses Nov. 6 after President Obama’s re-election victory, triggering two arrests at the University of Mississippi in Oxford and an internal investigation at Hampden-Sydney College near Farmville, Va. In apparently ...

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  • Nas and Father Pair-Up in New Gap Holiday Campaign

    It seems that global rap artist Nas has a lot to be thankful this holiday season, and he is not alone. Nas has decided to be one of the faces for The Gap’s new 2012 campaign entitled, “Love Comes in Every Shade,” and he is not alone. Paired with his father Olu Dara, in the ...

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  • Heritage High Student Stabbed

    A 17 year-old Baltimore boy is in police custody, and being held without bail, on attempted murder charges in the Oct. 1 stabbing of a fellow student at Heritage High School, police said. He is being charged as an adult, according to police. Police said Darrell Johns, of the first block of ...

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  • Leaders Call for Support of Black Men

    One issue overshadowed the 2012 election to some leaders during last week’s Black political showcase in Washington: How will the African American male be nurtured and preserved? “We have to make sure we understand that our young black brothers need a father,” Rep. James E. ...

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  • City Plans Redevelopment of Abandoned Structures

    Wooden panels cover windows and door frames, roofing shingles dangle, and the word “vacant” is spray-painted in red across the tan exterior of the home. Although this house is located in the Northwest Baltimore neighborhood of Park Heights, the blight of abandoned ...

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